Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 6,338 area educators; reaching 439,900 students in 1,115 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California.

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In Southern California, there are an increasing number of schools that recognize the impact Facing History can make when the program is implemented in an in-depth way, either by using it in multiple grades or in yearlong courses.

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August 29, 2018

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Events in Southern California

Professional Development

2018

November

  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    11.26.18 - 11.27.18
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm
2019

February

  • 4
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

    Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
    5200 Bonita Canyon Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92603
    2.4.19
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

March

  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

April

  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

June

  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Leila M. at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Student Leila M. tells her family’s story of coming to the United States from Iran

Angello Portillo at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Angello Portillo tells about being a bully in middle school and reflects on Facing History

Susan Friedman at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Susan Friedman speaks about her time in Bosnia as a journalist for the TODAY Show

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Facing History, Los Angeles Advisory Board

Carolyn G. Richman, Chair

Charlene Achki-Repko
Colette Bablon Ament**
Jordan Bahat
Mitra Best
Joanne G. Blum
Aaron Cohen
Pamela Rubin Cohen
William D. Feldman**
Susan Friedman
Jane S. Herzog
Andrea Iloulian
Eunice Lee
Rita Lurie
Jake Neuberg
Andrew S. Pauly**
Dr. Terrence Roberts**
MyKhanh Shelton
Florence Sloan
Jesse Stern
Dave Stohl
Margaret Stohl
Karen Sulzberger
Adam Weiss
Janice White
Mandy Adams Wolf

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**Leadership Council

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